TACOMA, Washington – The University of Puget Sound women's soccer team defeated Willamette 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
The Loggers (8-0-4, 4-0-4 NWC) and Bearcats (6-5-1, 6-2 NWC) began the game cautiously, feeling each other out. Puget Sound soon took control of the match, taking the first four shots of the game. However, the two teams entered halftime scoreless.
Puget Sound came out in the second half looking to keep the pressure on the Bearcats, who entered the match leading the NWC standings. In the 68th minute, the Loggers got the goal they had been pressing for. Annie Prickett battled down the right flank, before cutting inside; beating two defenders, and slotting the ball low near post past the keeper. The senior's fourth goal of the season gave Puget Sound a 1-0 lead.
The Loggers defense, which has only allowed three goals all season, remained firm, earning the ninth shutout of the season.
Puget Sound outshot Willamette 14-4, including a 6-1 edge in the first half. The Loggers also took more corner kicks that the Bearcats (10-1). Amalia Acorda-Fey led the team with five shots, while goalkeeper Lauren Thomas (8-0-4) made three saves.
Puget Sound is unbeaten in 15 consecutive regular-season games, dating back to last fall. The team will next visit Lewis & Clark on Saturday, October 17. The game is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.
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